CARTO

CARTO

Open-source, data analysis & location intelligence platform

4.9/5 (27 reviews)

CARTO Overview

The CARTO platform empowers everyone, from business analysts to data scientists, to turn location data into business outcomes. The open-source, cloud software offers visual insights on where things happen, why they happen and predicts what will happen in the future. Self-service CARTO can be used to accelerate innovation, find efficiencies, power new use cases, and disrupt business models through the use of Location Intelligence. CARTO combines spatial and temporal data to power business outcomes.

Pricing

Starting from
US$149,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

CARTO Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
100% positive reviews
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Matthew L.

CARTO have been incredibly supportive . Their mapping software enables us to reach new demographics

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The customer support provided by CARTO is excellent. Rarely have I had the pleasure of working with a company that consistently provides help and support so quickly and readily.

With regards to the software it enables us to display large datasets that we have created in a new visual format. This enables us to convey not only a huge amount of information but also global and complex issues in a user friendly and easy to digest format. The maps we have created using CARTO have been viewed over 26,000 times in a year which for us a relatively small NGO is fantastic. Especially as this new medium to display our data has been picked up by media sources due to the ease at which these maps can be shared enabling us to potentially reach a broader ranged demographic than with previous outputs.

The latest version is much improved from the first incarnation with the ability to undo certain actions and to move data points with the click of a mouse without having to change manually the lat and long numbers.

Cons

It can at times be rather clunky and slow to load, although this may be due to the number of data points within a map.

Annoyingly with the latest version the ability to place a title on a map has been removed. Also the legends have a tendency to be very large and unmoveable whilst at the same time not able to accommodate titles over a certain length.

The software is easy to pick up with trial and error but it is not immediately obvious what can be achieved and or displayed with the mapping software. I am sure that I have not been able to utilise all of the great functions there are available but I am not sure what is available.

The widgets are a nice new addition but these again and large and have a tendency to cover large portions of the map. These could be slimmed down and also made obvious for the viewer that they could pull them up and reduce them in size to aid map understanding.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Charles C.

Best Digital Geospatial Mapping Experience Out There

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Ease of access and speed. For a digital mapping platform, Carto is a powerhouse of a client that is both intuitive and efficient (in time and resources). I am able to upload and operate datasets quickly (along with exporting full projects); and, customize the features with relative comfort - including adding and removing without too much complication.

It is comparatively the best platform I've used in the years I've been mapping, and they have been among the most helpful hands on assistance when it comes to snafus while working.

Cons

I've few criticisms that make me like Carto less; but, the most significant one I could think of: I wish there could be more than eight layers when designing maps, as there are times when it's critical to juxtapose many different layers in identifying and judging patterns.

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Céline J.

I used Cartodb and now Carto for years to support a citizen participatory project on active mobility

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

It is the main platform to centralize data from a citizen mapping open platform (repubikla.org), to manage datasets, make análisis, visualize and communicate assessments and civil monitoring to governments un several Mexican cities. The benefits is having an easy, clear, and all on one platform, with a large gain of Time.
I have a very good communication with collaborators with the webmaps, so we gain impact (track @repubikla #repubikla on twitter)
I'm also learning a lot, through database management and análisis frequent tasks.

Pros

Carto is a very versatile platform, well integrated to the web and social network. It totally satisfy my needs as an open data activist, to centralize data from citizenship, make attractive visualizations and spread them through a large activists ecosystem on the web and social media. It also helps to communicate effectively the data and the analisis to governments.
The good aspect is it has both beginners and advanced users interfaces. It was one of the reasons we selected this tool to allow the group work.

The support given to users is very attentive.

Cons

It could have even more flexible fonctions with no need to manage the code.
For my use it is not necessary, but I guess that a way to custom OpenStreetMap Tiles would be very useful.
As well, some link to "improve the OpenStreetMap basemap" (as used on many platforms) , is a good way yo interact with OSM and have shared benefits.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Dillon M.

Great addition to our organization

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It allows us to easily display data to our audience in an interactive and meaningful way. CARTO has made it much easier for us to use maps as a policy tool.

Cons

The changes made to the legends system took a bit to get used to, but the Builder is getting better as more and more people use it. Can't wait for any improvements to come!

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Geoff S.

CARTO has helped us find new ways to visualize spatial data and connect analysis to a broad audience

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

-CARTO is a great, user-friendly product that has greatly improved the way that we connect spatial data and analysis to a diverse set of non-technical stakeholders
-Creates attractive maps with easy-to-use interface
-Back-end development features are user friendly and easy to learn even with limited GIS or programming experience
-The ability to edit in HTML and CSS gives the opportunity to customize the end product design and provides a high level of flexibility and control
-CARTO is always innovating and adding new features and functionality

Cons

-It would be nice if there were some expanded analytics on map usage
-It would be helpful if there was additional documentation on how to use HTML or CSS in CARTO. Currently, users largely have to figure it out themselves.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

CARTO Pricing

Starting from
US$149,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

For an individual user, CARTO costs $149/month or $1639/year.

For Enterprise pricing information, contact CARTO.

CARTO Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Business Intelligence
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Trend Analysis

  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Visual Analytics

Additional information for CARTO

Key features of CARTO

  • API
  • Business intelligence
  • Census data integration
  • Dashboard
  • Data connectors
  • Data mapping
  • Data observatory
  • Demographic data
  • Distance calculation
  • Drag & drop analytics
  • Geocoding
  • Geolocation
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Image exporting
  • Internet mapping
  • Interoperability
  • Map creation
  • Map sharing
  • Multi-user collaboration
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Self service portal
  • Spatial analysis
  • Trend tracking & analysis
  • White label

Benefits

  • Create drag and drop analyses, visualize complex data, and deploy location applications that optimize business operations - no GIS expertise is required.

  • Augment data, broaden data analysis, and identify patterns and trends with CARTO'S demographic, economic and real estate datasets, from its own Data Observatory.

  • Reduce time-to-insight on data, with CARTO's unified workflows and widget-driven dashboards.

  • Pinpoint key insights with CARTO's Auto-Styling which analyzes mapped data, identifies trends and relationships, and automatically highlights these by applying the best visual layers.

  • CARTO FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for CARTO.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CARTO offer?

    CARTO offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$149,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    For an individual user, CARTO costs $149/month or $1639/year.

    For Enterprise pricing information, contact CARTO.

    Q. What are the main features of CARTO?

    CARTO offers the following features:

    • API
    • Business intelligence
    • Census data integration
    • Dashboard
    • Data connectors
    • Data mapping
    • Data observatory
    • Demographic data
    • Distance calculation
    • Drag & drop analytics
    • Geocoding
    • Geolocation
    • Graphical data presentation
    • Image exporting
    • Internet mapping
    • Interoperability
    • Map creation
    • Map sharing
    • Multi-user collaboration
    • Real time analytics
    • Real time data
    • Self service portal
    • Spatial analysis
    • Trend tracking & analysis
    • White label

    Q. Who are the typical users of CARTO?

    CARTO has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does CARTO support?

    CARTO supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CARTO offer?

    CARTO has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does CARTO support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices CARTO supports

    Q. What other apps does CARTO integrate with?

    CARTO integrates with the following applications:

    Alteryx, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Qlik Sense, QlikView, Splunk Cloud

    Q. What level of support does CARTO offer?

    CARTO offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials